Master Switch..... Tim Wu.
Agent Zig Zag by Ben Macubtyre. True story of Eddie Chapman a criminal and womanizer who became an important double agent for the British during WWII. Two thumbs and two big toes up (this is my highest rating)
Brendan Behan's autobiographies, 'The Borstal Boy' and 'Confessions Of An Irish Rebel'. What a larger-than-life character he was! Would have loved to go for a couple of jars with him in the old Dublin (or Paris).
Pretend that you owe me nothing and all the world is green.
Ben Sherwood...The survivors club.
A journalist by trade, Mr. Sherwood drew on his investigative expertise to interview survivors of all shapes and sizes. Essentially, he asked them all one question: What does it take to survive? Their answers are as disparate as their experiences.
As a follow-up to Sense and Sensibility, I'm now reading Pride and Prejudice. So much more enjoyable than it was in high school!
1. John 3:16, 17
2. Dress to please yourself, but do take others into some consideration.
I have not read it yet but a Christmas gift "Around The World in 80 Martinis"
[B]Beautiful Faces Come Out Of Vanity Cases[/B]
Osprey's B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Pacific War.
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"Sometimes there are no words, no clever quotes..."--Aaron Hotchner
"Walt And Skeezix -- The Complete Daily Strips, 1929-1930," the fifth volume in the hardbound series reprinting the original "Gasoline Alley," Frank King's brilliant comic strip chronicle of middle-class American life as seen thru the eyes of portly, likable Walt Wallet and his growing adopted son Skeezix. In this volume, Skeezix is eight and nine years old, dealing with the trials of school and neighborhood life, while in the background a complicated plot revolves around a mysterious bequest from his late birth father.
No comic strip ever captured the rhythm of daily life better than King's work, and watching the lives of the Wallet family and their friends slowly unfold is the next best thing to a time machine. This volume includes a wonderful bonus --- a DVD containing selections from Frank King's home movies, showing his working life in Chicago, his home life in the suburbs, and several road trips taken in during the twenties and early thirties. Fascinating footage that points up the many correlations between events in the strip and events in King's own life.
Why aren't there comic strips like this any more? "Gasoline Alley" is still running today, forty years after King's death, but with Walt now 112 years old and Skeezix turning 91 in a few weeks, the magic is long gone.
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The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. -- William Jennings Bryan
How We Lived Then: A History of Everyday Life During the Second World War by Norman Longate and The Winter of Her Disconent by Kathryn Miller Haines. The Winter of Her Discontent is the second in a series of 4 books about an actress named Rosie Winter who's living in NYC during WWII and accidentally becomes a private detective.